New York: Artisan, 1999. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. INSCRIBED "Sue/Its all about finesse/Thomas Keller/2009." Large square 4to. 325 pp. Index. Photographs by Deborah Jones. Dark blue paper covered boards in color photo-illustrated dustjacket. Upper corners lightly bumped else a fine copy. This is a heavy book and may require additional shipping. Item #18015
Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, have won multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation, notably the Best California Chef in 1996, and the Best Chef in America in 1997. The restaurant is a perennial winner in the annual Restaurant Magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World. This title, his first cookbook, has won three International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) awards for Cookbook of the Year, Julia Child "First Cookbook" Award, and Design Award. Includes 150 recipes from the famed restaurant, French Laundry, in Yountville, Napa Valley, California which Ruth Reichl has called "The most exciting place to eat in the United States...Keller's first cookbook is as satisfying as a French Laundry meal itself: a series of small, impreccable, highly refined, intensely focused courses." - dustjacket flap.